Air Traffic Management

After initially launching its technology at the 2013 Avalon Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced 29 July that it would team with four leading air traffic management (ATM) technology providers to offer its 'Skyline Enterprise' (TM) solution for the joint Airservices Australia/Australian Department of Defence oneSKY AUSTRALIA project to build a new civil-military air traffic management system for the country.

Team mates joining Lockheed Martin Australia in its pursuit of the oneSKY AUSTRALIA solution include: Australian-based partners Adacel Technologies Limited; Daronmont Technologies; and Frequentis Australasia Pty Ltd. In addition, Airbus ProSky - with subsidiary, Metron Aviation - will joint the team.

Air traffic management organisations around the world face significant challenges as they adapt and enhance their systems to accommodate more aircraft, new technologies and the ever-present need to operate as safely and efficiently as possible.

Skyline Enterprise (TM), one of the world's most advanced ATM solutions, will feature capabilities that include Adacel's flight path conflict detection tool, and Frequentis' voice communications and integrated tower products. Daronmont will provide extensive experience in the engineering and deployment of complex systems to the Department of Defence. Metron Aviation is the current provider of Australia's advanced air traffic flow management (ATFM) system. 

Nearly 60 per cent of global air traffic management systems already incorporate Lockheed Martin-developed technology. SkyLine Enterprise enables aircraft to fly more direct flight paths, increasing efficiencies and resulting in associated fuel savings. The system can also quickly change airspace designations to accommodate military or civil aircraft needs, and help controllers re-route aircraft accordingly.

Combined, the Skyline Enterprise (TM) team solution will provide Australians with more on-time departures and arrivals, thus improving their air travel experience. Additional benefits of the Skyline Enterprise solution include: more efficient gate-to-gate ATFM; harmonised civil-military operations that help ensure defence readiness; and more secure skies through advanced airspace management and flight path monitoring capabilities.

Download a SkyLine Enterprise fact sheet here

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